Today Im Pondering…An Old New Career

Today is a good day. And its only 6pm. Amazing what can happen in one afternoon.

I had not written a blog post in almost two weeks. The reason is very simple…I have been out of sorts. Life has been too chaotic. And that would be putting it mildly. My life has really been in the ringer for the last six months. Hopefully though, today starts the change in my life to get things back on track.

Today I accepted a position with a new company. I wont mention the company’s name right now…nor is it relevant at the moment. What is relevant about this position is that it will be taking me back into the corporate america arena, a place that I haven’t been in some time. And the position is back doing data warehousing and business intelligence, two things that I really didn’t ever envision myself doing again, but you never know what kind of hand life is going to deal ya.

So, starting Monday, I re-embark on an “old” new career  path. The next couple of days in preparation will be spent reflecting on the past few months and all the madness that transpired and pondering all of the future possibilities in my “old” new career path. Maybe life really is like a box of chocolates. Don’t ask why I just quoted a movie I didn’t like. And I don’t like chocolate. Yep…I’m officially going stir crazy.

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Ponder this Quote…

“I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities.”
–Whoopi Goldberg,

Just saw this quote today as part of daily email newsletter I get and can’t explain enough now much I can relate to this. Its how I live my life everyday…believing that anything is possible in life. I didn’t always believe this way. When I was in high school and college, I believed there were limitations to what could be achieved in life. It was only through hitting rock bottom in life, in the form of a mental breakdown at 22, did I discover new possibilities in life. Since then, I’ve been promoting the mantra that anything and everything is possible in life, if you are open to it. So, get out there and do anything!

Ponder this: What is a “Supervillainhero?”

It’s such an interesting word. Supervillainhero. No, its not a real word from the dictionary. However, its a perfectly invented word to describe the role I play in people’s lives at times. So…what is a “supervillainhero?” Probably the easiest way for me to describe it is to say I’m a person that can cause bad and evil to happen but still be the savior at the same time. Crazy I know but really par for the course in the strange and bizarre life I live.

It was just recently that I attained this label, this moniker, but as I ponder many situations that have happened in my life, there is no reason someone couldn’t have given it to me years ago. The person that gave me the label, lets call her Miss R, is a friend of mine. I’ve known her for a little while now. Great girl. Smart. Funny. Attractive. And enjoys “adult beverages” from time to time. Well, the first few times I ever met this woman were in a group setting with other friends. Drinking would ensue. Then the “bad” would come: more drinking. In most cases, more drinking never turns out well. And when things don’t seem to turn out well what’s the one thing you could use…? Exactly…a rescuer.

Well, if you take the good and you take the bad (HOLY CRAP ALERT BATMAN! Referencing “The Facts of Life.” Now slapping myself in the face!) OK, I’m back. But you get where I’m going here right? If bad things are going to happen naturally you should want to make them good. Or at least that’s what I believe I should do. So, after these incidents with Miss R, she said laughingly “ya know, we have to stop hanging out like this. You have to stop being a “supervillainhero.” I laughed and I think I snorted at the same time because it seemed very funny to me based on these previous incidents. However, like I mentioned a little earlier, I started to think back over many times in my life where “the Root” (my nickname from my best friend-to be explained in a future post) has put people in bad scenarios only to rescue them out of said scenario. So many times I can remember saying “this is definitely going to be a bad idea” then doing it anyway and things being utterly clusterfuckish (yep…I like to add to words) but ending with comic book heroics and one hell of a story.

Maybe the “supervillainhero” label is a good fit for me after all.